SANTA CLARA, CA – AMD has announced the AMD Radeon Pro VII workstation graphics card for media professionals, delivering exceptional graphics and computational performance, as well as innovative features.
The new graphics card is designed to power today’s most demanding broadcast and media projects, complex computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulations and the development of high-performance computing (HPC) applications that enable scientific discovery on AMD-powered supercomputers.
The AMD Radeon Pro VII graphics card offers 16GB of extreme speed HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory), and support for 6x synchronized displays and high-bandwidth PCIe 4.0 interconnect technology. Providing up to 26 percent higher 8K image processing performance in Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolveand up to 5.6x the double precision (FP64) performance-per-dollar versus the competition, the new graphics card introduces AMD Infinity Fabric Link technology to the workstation market. AMD Infinity Fabric Link speeds application data throughput by enabling high-speed GPU-to-GPU communications in multi-GPU system configurations.
Key capabilities and features of the AMD Radeon Pro VII graphics card include:
- Leading Double Precision Performance
- High-speed Memory AMD Infinity Fabric Link
- Remote Working
- High-bandwidth PCIe 4.0 Support
- Frame Lock/Genlock
- High-resolution/Multi-display Support
- Professional Application Certification
- ROCm Open Ecosystem
AMD Radeon Pro workstation graphics cards are supported by the Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise driver, delivering enterprise-grade stability, performance, security, image quality and more, including high-res screen capture, recording and video streaming. The latest release offers up to a 14 percent year-over-year performance improvement for current-generation AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards. The new software driver is available now for download from AMD.
AMD also released updates for AMD Radeon ProRender, a physically-based rendering engine built on industry-standards that enables accelerated rendering on any GPU, any CPU and any OS. The updates include new plug-ins for SideFX Houdini and Unreal Engine, and updated plug-ins for Autodesk Maya and Blender. AMD also released a beta SDK of the next-generation Radeon ProRender 2.0 rendering engine with enhanced CPU and GPU rendering support with open-source versions of the plug-ins.
The AMD Radeon Pro VII graphics card is expected to be available beginning mid-June for $1,899. AMD Radeon Pro VII-equipped workstations are expected to be available in the second half of 2020 from leading OEM partners.